Data & Statistics

UITP regularly collects a wealth of data related to public transport and urban mobility. As the organisation promoting public transport worldwide, UITP is the main source of information and figures regarding the sector. Information is collected via a wide range of channels and is used to inform UITP members and the public, as well as support our advocacy objectives and highlight the essential role of public transport in urban areas worldwide. UITP regularly publishes statistical findings in the form of Statistics Briefs, Databases and In-depth reports which cover a wide range of topics relevant to the sector.

Please find below a selection of the publications currently available. For more information about data sets, future publications and updates, please send your request to

October 2017

In 2015, 243 billion public transport journeys were made in 39 countries around the world. This figure represents an 18% increase compared to

June 2016

UITP’s publication that tracks and analyses public transport demand in EU Member States is back.

April 2016

Suburban and regional rail account for approximately 90% of railway passengers in Europe.

November 2015
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After a period of erosion, public transport is on a growing trend again, particularly in developed economies, where urban sprawl tends to be slowing down.

November 2015

In 2014 an average of 160 million passenger journeys were done every day in the 157 cities with a metro network.

November 2015

Video surveillance is a very common technology used in public transport, especially for security purposes.

October 2015

Approximately 13.6 billion passengers boarded a tram or light rail vehicle in 2014 in the 388 cities where a system is running.

December 2014

The new edition of “Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport” revises, updates and completes the previous handbook...

October 2014

By the end of 2013, 148 cities worldwide had a metro system, with approximately 150 million passenger trips being made on a daily basis.


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